Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th May 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by Mystilleef
Benchmarks Jasjeet Sekhon benchmarked Linux and MacOS X on the MacBook Pro using his statistical software, and finds that "Linux is found to be much faster than Apple's OS X for statistical computing. For example, in one benchmark Linux is more than twice as fast." Earlier, he ran tests on a G5 and an Opteron, and conlcuded: "Those results were terrible for OS X and not particularly good for the G5 (970) chip. For example, my 2.7 pound Pentium-M Linux laptop is faster than my 44 pound G5 running OS X. The floating point performance of the 970 chip leaves much to be desired, but OS X makes the performance problem significantly worse."
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ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

@twenex

Really? Is that why 90% of desktops are stilling running Fisher-Price MyFirstOS, erm, I mean Microsoft Windows XP? Because they want lower productivity?

If it's so fisher-price then why is the KDE team cloning the XP interface down to every last details? It's because it works fine.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

why is the KDE team cloning the XP interface down to every last details

They are? Strange. The buttons on the Keramik titlebars are smaller, there's a more tasteful font, a less garish shade of blue, and now the Plastik interface is the default instead. Not very clonelike at all.

It's because it works fine.

I didn't say it didn't work fine. I said it looked like crap.

If you ask me which Linux desktop environment I prefer (between GNOME and KDE) i'll say KDE. If you ask me which interface I prefer (out of all of them) I'll say Aqua or Enlightenment.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Oh, and to go with your single-button mouse, please accept this single-button keyboard ;-).

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dusanyu Member since:
2006-01-21

"If it's so fisher-price then why is the KDE team cloning the XP interface down to every last details? It's because it works fine."

This is also why most linux users use GNOME. Just look at most distros most of them use GNOME as the default
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This is why i stoped useing KDE 2 years ago and started useing GNOME

(good bye karma)

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